Outgoing challenge range cant have positive lower value

BishopPairDontCare

Outgoing challenge 'from' range cannot be positive so its impossible to be guranteed to play tougher opponents. I have it set to -50 to +400 which seems to be the "toughest" but I only get paired with equally rated.

Solution: 'To' and 'From' should allow positive and negative numbers.

baddogno

Nah....The math doesn't work.  Turns out we all can't be playing tougher opponents at once. wink.png

BishopPairDontCare

Well, that 'math' works perfectly elsewhere, not too many wants to play tougher opponents. It just might take a bit longer to get paired. Of course when the ratings get higher its hard to get paired. But thats how it is whatever system is used.

baddogno

No matter how it's done the results are the same.  The rest of the pool ends up playing fewer better opponents and that's not fair.  I know, your coach told you to only play better opponents, but guess what?  Everyone's coach tells them that and it just can't be done.   I'm afraid we'll just have to agree to disagree on this one...

DeirdreSkye

Find some players that are better than you, talk to them, find out what hours they are on line and play against them(if I remember correctly they are called "friends").   Create your own pool of opponents. That's the only way. It's not that easy but nothing is easy in chess.

   There are clubs for live chess, either speed chess or slow chess. You can find any type of opponents you like. You just need to use your social skills a bit(when I say "social skills" I mean a photo of a sexy woman , there is no other skill you need with chessplayers).